Silver Coin of Vadfradad I


Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
published on 17 October 2016
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This coin depicts Vadfradad I, king of Persis (Fars) in Southern Iran, who can be identified on both sides of the coin by his special headgear. On the back (lower image), a figure holds up a royal headband (diadem) as a symbol of kingship behind the ruler. The winged figure above the temple symbolizes the glory of the king. Silver tetradrachm coin from Fars, circa 280 BCE. Vadfradad I was a son of Vahbarz; he and his successors were as sub-Parthian dynasts. From the Prideaux Collection. (The British Museum, London).

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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